Austria’s second largest town is a cultural slumberland, with only an annual festival by homegrown Nikolaus Harnoncourt to save it from oblivion.
But a new regime at Graz Opera looks promising.
Intendant Nora Schmid and chief conductor Dirk Kaftan have unveiled their first season.
They will open with Franz Schreker’s Der Ferne Klang and follow up with Bohuslav Martinu’s Greek Passion. That should shake out a few cobwebs.
l-r: Bernhard Rinner, Nora Schmid, Dirk Kaftan